Wisconsin company turns to women to fill drivers’ seats

At least one Wisconsin trucking company is counting on women to help solve its problem of having more trucks than it does drivers.

WGBA in Green Bay reported:

“At Valley Transfer, Chief Operating Officer Dean Raasch said the company could use at least eight right away.

“‘To say that it’s desperate is almost an understatement sometimes,’ he said. ‘The industry as a whole is short thousands and thousands of drivers.’”

The station also reported on one woman driver, Tanya Perry at Valley Transfer, who said she wanted to drive because of the good pay. She drives locally.

Fox Valley Technical College said enrollment by women has more than doubled recently.